The business economics major prepares students for careers in business management or public administration and for post-baccalaureate studies in business, economics, or law.
The courses in the business economics major serve two purposes:
- they give students a broad background in the major functional areas of business administration; and
- they allow students to focus on the field of economics.
Lower-Division Preparation for the Major (19-23 units)
Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C-. Transfer courses must be C or better.
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 101||Principles of Microeconomics||3-4|
|ECON 102||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 216||Statistics for Business and Economics||4|
|or ECON 217||Applied Regression Analysis|
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
|ITMG 100||Information Systems||3|
|MATH 130||Survey of Calculus||3|
|or MATH 150||Calculus I|
Students majoring in business economics must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:
Business Economics Major (39 units)
|Business Component (18 units)|
|DSCI 300||Prescriptive Business Analytics||3|
|ETLW 302D||Business and Society||3|
|or PHIL 332||Business Ethics|
|ETLW 311||Business Law I||3|
|FINA 300||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 300||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKTG 300||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|Economics Component (15 units)|
|ECON 201||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 370||Applied Econometrics||3|
|ECON 473||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECON 490W||Senior Seminar||3|
|Elective courses (6 units)|
|Any pre-approved ECON Upper-Division Electives||6|
The business economics major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in economics.